Did I mention that I have a mooring now in Gloucester Harbor? Shhh, don't tell anybody. I got it from my dad. He sold me his boat, then "passed" the mooring on to me. Officially—it's legal and everything. But I know there's quite a wait list.
The thing is, the motor was stolen from our boat (a 23' sailboat) while it was out on the mooring. We tried to replace it at low cost, and of course the replacement motor lost compression before we ever used it. It would cost much more serious money to get that motor up and running.
What to do? Does anyone know of a running, long-shaft outboard for less than $400? I'm saving for so many things, I can't spare more than that.